FEATURED /// Sep 07, 2023
Transforming School Safety: ADS Demonstrates Value of Rapid Access Safety Room…
As a company deeply committed to serving both our military, local law enforcement and local communities, ADS, Inc. recently facilitated a demonstration of KT Solutions' groundbreaking innovation for school safety – the Rapid Access Safety Room (RASR) – for Rick West, the incumbent Mayor of Chesapeake, VA.
The RASR, an innovative and robust ballistic protection solution from KT Security Solutions, was presented to Mayor West to show how safe and supportive it can be for students and teachers. RASR is meticulously designed to offer a fortified refuge on many levels of protection and to create a rapidly deployed safe room of tactical shields during crisis and disaster situations.
The collaborative intent was to acquaint the City of Chesapeake with this invaluable technology, empowering them with the tools and insights needed to maximize its potential as an emergency plan and to give more awareness to emergency preparedness.
In the absence of comprehensive remedies addressing the root causes of school shootings, it is essential to adopt proactive measures aimed at safeguarding the lives of innocent students and educators.
The visionary partnership between KT Solutions, Honeywell, and Cornerstone has culminated in the creation of this cutting-edge system of ballistic walls, conceptualized by Kevin Thomas, the esteemed founder and CEO of KT Solutions.
The RASR system is a security ballistic shield that seamlessly integrates into fixed structures and deployable fold-out rooms. Notably, the fold-out variant boasts a remarkable feature set, requiring a mere 5-inch wall depth. This adaptable structure serves a dual purpose, transforming into a functional whiteboard when collapsed yet swiftly deploying within a mere 10 seconds as an emergency response to provide comprehensive bulletproof protection and ballistic shields across all facets.
A pilot initiative featuring the RASR system in Alabama has yielded compelling outcomes, reaffirming the efficacy of this innovative approach to enhancing school safety. The palpable benefits of this system are apparent:
The significance of this endeavor was accentuated by the participation of Mayor West, who brings over two decades of experience as a public school administrator. His firsthand interaction with the RASR system underscored the value and relevance of the ballistic protection emergency shelter within the context of school safety.
At ADS, our unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service and the pursuit of safety innovation remains the cornerstone of our ethos. We are steadfast in our resolve to ensure pivotal safety advancements such as the RASR are readily accessible.
This commitment is exemplified through our cooperative purchasing contracts, streamlining the procurement process for our customers and facilitating their access to critical resources. The RASR system is readily accessible through ADS's Sourcewell Contract – 090122 (Law Enforcement Equipment), embodying our dedication to facilitating enhanced safety measures within our educational institutions.
For more information about the RASR System or how to procure this innovative technology for your school system or organization, contact a member of our State, Local & Education Team:
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